This beautiful cabinet is in Excellent condition. Location: Irvington NY Westchester
19th Century Biedermeier Burr Walnut Bookcase/Clothing Cabinet. Dated circa 1840 - partially glazed door. The walnut bookcase/clothing cabinet stands on four tapered square feet and are glazed at the front. The front corners are slanted, the lower rim and upper edge slightly protrude and are profiled. The sides are coffered. The darker stained interior has five shelves that are adjustable in height. Dimensions: 68" high by 36" wide by 16" deep
These cabinets sell at Auction for $2,500 - $4,000.
BACKGROUND: The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It began with the time of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and ended with the onset of the European revolutions in 1848. Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is predominantly used to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design.